(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
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HOME BOX OFFICE® PARTNERS WITH AMEDIA TO BRING NEW
HBO® ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING TO AUDIENCES IN RUSSIA
New York, N.Y., May 20, 20013 - HBO has signed a content output
deal with Amedia, a leading Russian producer of television
films, series and other programs, to bring HBO’s world-renowned
original programming to audiences in Russia. Founded in 2002 by
producer Alexandеr Akopov, Amedia will offer HBO series, films
and documentaries, together with other premium TV content from
additional U.S. and international studios.
Under the five-year agreement, Amedia gains exclusive pay
television rights in Russia to select HBO original programs,
including award-winning and critically-acclaimed series such as
The NewsroomSM, GirlsSM, Game of ThronesSM, True Blood SM,
Boardwalk EmpireSM and many others. The agreement includes past
and current seasons of the hit series and also gives Amedia
access to HBO’s future productions over the lifetime of the
“We are very excited to begin this new relationship with Amedia,
bringing our programming to Russian audiences through their
premium services,” said Charles Schreger, President, Programming
Sales, HBO. “We look forward to a long and prosperous
relationship with the Amedia team as we continue to build upon
our international profile.”
“HBO is known around the world, and throughout Russia, for
creating some of the most high-quality, thought-provoking and
entertaining programming on television. Therefore, we are
extremely proud to offer exclusive access to HBO’s latest hit
series, films and documentaries,” said Alexandеr Akopov.
The new relationship will complement the premium line-up of
shows seen on Amedia’s pay TV channels, Amedia Premium HD and
Amedia 1, as well as on the original Amedia VOD platform.
Amedia’s unique service will allow subscribers to enjoy most of
their favorite HBO shows soon after U.S. premiere across
Amedia’s linear TV channels and the VOD platform, available via
multiple devices including laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Amedia Premium HD will deliver the premium programming 24-hours
a day in high definition.
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